Caw, Caw! Cacophony of Crows


Beware the Rabbit Jack, my lad!

Teeth for Gnashing

Claws for Gashing

Capacitance and Brawn of Deviltry

Traipse in the Dank and Quake

Harsh the Gnarls

Sharp the Snarls

Coney Crunches with Mandibular Unguis

on Distended Guts Banquets Cuniculus

Grips and Gnaws

Growls from Craw

Atrocious Culmination to our Peroration

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Research: The Art of Getting on a Government List Somewhere


Oy to the vey.

You know when you hit that flow and you can barely keep up with the words as they tumble out of your brain?  Then suddenly (dun, dun, dun) it all comes crashing down?

Because… You don’t know… How… Something works…  (in your best Shatner)

Like, what are the relativistic rotation speeds of a comet and its gravitation?  When was the heyday of the Mongolian Empire?  How does a worm process food out of dirt?  How do you do sleight of hand tricks?  What are the important arteries in the human body for the murdering?  How do cults and terrorist organizations get new followers?  What secret societies still exist and what is their secret?  Is Bigfoot real?

You know what I’m talking about.  I mean, I put it in the title.  The random, odd and weird factoids, science, conjecture and theories you never knew you needed to know… until you do.  The annoying part is, you can’t really move forward in the story until you do have an understanding of whatever you need at that moment.  Hence the oy to the vey.  When I get that flow, the last thing I want is to slam into a brick wall of missing information.

One of the more fun things about research is really the just strangeness of what you need at that moment.  The bad part is when you get stuck in research mode.  You’ll find yourself knee-deep in conspiracy theories as to why Charlemagne was obviously an alien and time traveled with Sigmund Freud for ice cream (I don’t think that’s real).  But, how can someone not show up on a list with the really weird Search lists a writer generates?  And we’re lucky!

To be honest, I don’t know how people did it before the internet.  I think I still know the Dewey Decimal System.  Anyway, having access to all the wondrous and ridiculous human musings at your fingertips is pretty amazing.

Though of late, ridiculous seems to be winning.  I mean Charlemagne couldn’t be that into ice cream.

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Silly Little Poems Written While Testing Keyboards


Hello?  There you are.

Looking at the clouds and staring at the stars.

Can you see the storm as it’s headed your way?

You better dash, you better stash

‘cause you sure can’t stay.

If it’s elephants or giraffes

that see you through the day.

Maybe it’s all about sandwiches

Hey, hey, hey!

Shoo, shoo.  Let me see your face.

If you do all the things, it’s gonna be a race.

Have to try and have to win.

As long as you do it with a big ole grin!

Fighting monsters in the dark of the night

What do you do when they stop for a bite?

Do you run?  Do you hide?

Saddle up, Apone!  It’s time to ride!

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Got the NaNoWriMo Blues


Can’t wake up

No matter how hard I try

Sun shines through the window

Right into my eyes

No motivation

This whole week and today

Stare at the cursor blinking

Without making headway

Plug me full of coffee

But it’s not making a dent

Still just as tired as ever

Wonder where my energy went

Less than 10 days left

Before this month is done

10,000 more words and 9 more poems

And all I want is to feel the sun